The City of Saint John is beefing up its security systems in the wake of a breathtaking security breach that left the public’s credit card information wide open to hackers.
In December, the city’s information technology staff learned that for the past 18 months, the municipal server for collecting parking ticket fines had been infected with a malware outbreak.
It gave hackers access to names, card numbers, card verification numbers, expiry dates and addresses for as many as 6,000 people, who paid their parking fines using credit cards online, in person or over the phone.
By Connell Smith
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